Waller County 4-H Rainbow Club was elected by the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce to adopt and decorate a tree to beautify the city during the annual Festival of Lights Ceremony. The event was hosted by the City of Hempstead in their downtown area on December 10, 2016. Facilitated by extension agent Joshua Williams, the activity allowed 4-H members and volunteers …

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Approximately twenty-four young men began blazing their trails to (young) manhood via the “Boys 2 Men” Leadership program (B2M) this past October. Thomas Haley Elementary School in Irving, TX, collaborated with the Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program and agent Marvin Young of Dallas County to allow parents and male youth to interact, share, …

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Adult volunteers in Cass County are learning new Clothing and Textiles skills in preparation for 4-H FCS/CLT competitions. Educational workshops for volunteers have covered the use of sewing tools and equipment, clothing construction, the importance of using the iron and ironing board in creating professional looking garments, “pressing” as one sews, and fiber properties of …

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Cameron County teen ambassadors and Guadalupe Castro, CEP Agent, were recently recognized for their involvement in the Heroes 4-Health Program, a grant project funded by Walmart through the National 4-H Council and facilitated in ten counties by Dawn Burton as Health Coordinator.  On Monday a photo of a 4-H ambassador was shown prominently on the …

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office on December 2, 2016. The building had been closed for many months after a flood in the spring.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was highlighted. Administration and staff from both agencies were present, in …

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Brazos County hosted its annual Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials on December 1, 2016.  The event was sponsored by twelve extension support groups in the county at the Traditions Club in Bryan, TX.  For the program highlights in youth development, Georgia Williams represented the Cooperative Extension Program.  She is a high school student who has …

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According to the U.S. Department of Education, President Jimmy Carter signed an executive order in 1980 establishing a federal program “to overcome the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to provide quality education”. In 2011, President Barack Obama established the National HBCU Week …

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This one-day forum, a facilitated charrette, was organized and sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board and National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (RCN-CE3SAR). The RCN-CE3SAR was the forum facilitator. The forum was hosted by Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-SA) with arrangements coordinated by the Institute …

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Beginning farmers, gardeners and gardening enthusiasts took part in three Agriculture workshops hosted by the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The workshop series targeted small-scale, beginning growers or those wishing to enter production and covered the entire production spectrum from field preparation to harvesting to managing a farm business. The …

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Students, CARC’s Researchers and CAHS’ faculty members, submitted 37 abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 1890’s Association of Research Directors Research Symposium, to be held April 1-4, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The Natural Resources and Environmental Systems submitted 14 abstracts while the Animal Systems contributed five as did the Food Systems.  CARC’s Research …

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